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Your Partner for Structuring Shipping Investments

Since 1919 Graig has been investing, owning and advising on shipping transactions for private, institutional and listed clients.


Graig is committed to the long-term sustainability of the maritime industry and puts sustainable practices at the heart of its business.


Since the mid 90’s Graig has been contracting new buildings with global partners, packaged with support contracts and services tailored to suit international shipowners.


Graig has a proven successful record of managing major complex shipping transactions.

Over 240 Vessels contracted

In the Chinese and Asian markets, Graig has been responsible for the successful implementation and delivery of over 240 newbuildings.


Graig has the track-record, experience and entrepreneurial know-how to be your partner in delivering bespoke solutions to meet your shipping challenges.

Class leading, fuel efficient, low emission design.

Diamond 2 is a new generation, eco-friendly and future-proofed Ultramax bulk carrier design.


Graig harnesses many years of experience in structuring, investing and fronting tailored solutions to clients looking to enter, or increase their exposure to international shipping markets.​

​Graig holds personal and private relationships at the highest levels which have been developed through many years of owning, investing, financing, designing, building and operating ships and a strong track record in China and Vietnam.

Graig creates connections and invests throughout the shipping value chain, including partnerships with leading shipyards, equity and debt sources, refund guarantors, charterers, shipowners, Chinese leasing companies, ship managers and ship design houses. 

​Serving each of our clients uniquely and with a service built on experience and know-how, Graig offers a level of support and knowledge not readily available elsewhere.


New Build Services

From Yard due diligence and selection, contract negotiations to providing expert supervision and oversight services. Graig’s decades of newbuilding expertise ensures the smooth execution of your newbuilding investments.

Funding & Structuring

Graig has a wealth of experience in identifying debt and equity partners and raising project finance with particular expertise in Chinese leasing finance. Connecting East to West and West to East.


Graig offer a wide range of maritime consultancy services including corporate ESG compliance, operational consultancy, risk management and entry/exit strategies in the maritime and renewables sectors.


Through our sister company Idwal Marine, a market-leader in delivering high quality ship inspections to the international maritime market, Graig can arrange the inspection and valuation of individual vessels and maritime portfolios.


Graig works with the highest calibre of industry and global shipping partners, to deliver a service based on knowledge, experience and discretion.  

"Graig has been one of the bank's longest serving clients of the shipping desk. Over the years we have worked on numerous shipping projects and Graig were founding partners in our equity arm Maas Capital where we still cooperate successfully today."

"JIC Leasing are proud to be associated with the Graig Group and values their experience and integrity as a trusted partner for structuring and advising on complex shipping opportunities".

JIC Leasing
"Graig has proven to be a very knowledgeable and reliable partner to our business. They are quick to react with a high level of expertise and are pro-active in tackling potential issues".

“We are pleased to be associated with the Graig Group and value their experience as a global partner".

"DNV-GL has a long history of close cooperation with Graig, in total more than 160 new build contracts covering a wide range of vessels and countries, the most prominent being the Diamond series of dry bulk carriers".
"BOCOMM Leasing are pleased to be associated with the Graig Group and values their experience as a trusted global partner".
Bocomm Leasing


From spotlights into the industry to thought pieces from the Graig team, find out more about what we're doing on our insights page.

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The History of Graig: Part Seven

Eastern Promise

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